And the flower in
Kirstenbosh Botanical Garden.
Underneath, the leaves are red, if the plant gets plenty
of light. Those are wild plants from Oribi Gorge.
Partly sun and total
Habitat in Oribi
of the Periploceceae* family was given this name by Arthur Allman Bollock in 1954. It's found in Southern Africa. Prefers a rich soil, lots of water
and sun in the growing season. The caudex can grow at least to 30
centimetres in diameter, the vines can reach seven metres or more.As seen on the photo, the flowers are
brown-maroon/white. It also possible to make cuttings. I found mine in the
Botanical Garden, Copenhagen 2001.
This Genus has recently been under Asclepiadaceae
, then classified under Periploceceae and now:
*This family might been incorporated in the Apocynaceae
Flower from Copenhagen
These are wild ones
from Oribi Gorge.
This one is 30
centimetre in diameter!
A large one from Copenhagen Botanical Garden.
caudex is 60-70 centimetres long, and 15 centimetres in diameter.